Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth announced on Tuesday his endorsement of former Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education Secretary Jeana Ross in the special election for the House District 27 seat that he formerly held from 2014 – 2018.
Ainsworth, who still resides within the HD27 legislative district in Guntersville, cited Ross’ proven leadership abilities, strong moral character, and long-standing contributions to public education in Alabama among the reasons for his endorsement.
His statement read:
“I have known Jeana Ross all of my life, and her high morals, her traditional values, her commitment to her Christian faith, and her determination to improve Alabama for all of its citizens are apparent in the way she lives her daily life.
As a classroom teacher, Jeana taught each of her students valuable life lessons that they will carry with them for the rest of their days, and as director of the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education, she empowered children across the state with the tools to one day fill long-lasting, high-paying, 21st Century jobs.
Her work to ensure Alabama remains the nation’s leader in early childhood education will allow us to continue recruiting new industries, attracting investments, and creating more job opportunities for the current generation and those yet to come.
Even after an impressive lifetime of service to others, Jeana is still being led by God to step forward and help make our already great state even better.
I am going all-in to elect Jeana Ross to the Alabama House of Representatives, and I ask all of my friends, neighbors, and supporters throughout HD27 to join me in doing the same.”